Vess A7000 Series

Optimized for Video Surveillance

The Vess A7000 Series storage appliance is specially engineered for IP video surveillance deployment on medium to large scale; ideally suited for surveillance systems in banks, malls, casinos, factories, warehouses, commercial, residential, governmental or private enterprises. The subsystems are capable of continuous recording and playback operation without dropping frames.

Server Level Performance & Expansion Design

Two options for large HDD capacity enclosures are available: a 3U 16-drive (Vess A7600) and 4U 24-drive (Vess A7800). The Intel E5 CPU combined with Promise Technology knowhow create an outstanding combination of performance and reliability for Midsize to Large-Scale surveillance deployments. For larger storage system requirements, the system is cost effect using the Promise JBOD to extend capacity without the added expense of an additional RAID server.

SMARTBOOST™ Technologies

PROMISE proprietary SMARTBOOST™ Technology provides you the most stable and high performance storage solution for your surveillance system. Performance limited by storage equipment bottlenecks is significantly improved by Promise SMARTBOOST™ Technology. With the optimized software features and FRU hardware design of SMARTBOOST™ Technology, you have stability and high performance with the best C/P ratio.

Predictive Playback

Utilizes idle recording times to monitor read patterns to predict where the next playback will be needed so the hard disk drives are not competing with the workload of the system.

Remote Active Service

Takes all worries away by proactively detecting when PSU, controllers or HDDs are going into critical condition and automatically notifying user the hardware status. A huge advantage in installations with site restrictions, such as banking, as it not only saves maintenance costs but also the headaches caused when outside support personnel need access to restricted areas.

Sequential Pattern Recording

Eliminates the heavy workloads caused by random write patterns; this feature monitors recording patterns and collects data in the cache buffer and writes data to the drives once a full stripe is ready. This creates a sequential recording pattern which offers the smoothest performance.


Purpose Built for Intelligent Video Analytics

To handle demand for Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) in the surveillance market, Vess A7000 series supports multiple add-on graphic cards with embedded GPU to meet the performance requirements of such advanced projects in the field. The unique SMARTBOOST™ Video technology makes A7000 series more suitable for IVA applications with skill and ease.


Stepping Stone to Artificial Intelligence

The combined features of scalable add-on GPU, SMARTBOOST™ video and storage technology provide a great entry point for Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in future surveillance demand. Recording without frame dropped, reduced system loading, scalable hardware design to add more GPU onto your system, enables adoption of AI technology without adding unnecessary cost.


  • Features

    • Optimized for Surveillance
    • Extensive VMS Support
    • Midsize to Large-Scale Solutions
    • Cost Effective & Scalable
    • Easy to Administer & Maintain
  • Specifications


    Camera Range
    Form Factor
    3U, 19" Rackmount
    Number Of Drives
    16 Drives (3.5")
    Drive Type
    12Gbs SAS/ 6Gbs SATA @ 3.5”, SSD capable @2.5”, Hot Swappable
    System Processor
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2603v4, E5-2600v4 series optional based on demand
    System Memory
    8GB Default (Max 512GB2)
    2x Gigabit Ethernet / 1xIPMI
    Internal Storage (M.2)
    Storage Expansion
    Optional Promise SAS and iSCSI Storage
    Max. # of HDDs Supported
    Up to 136 drives through iSCSI/SAS JBOD expansion
    USB Ports
    2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0
    PCI Express Ports
    3x 16-lane Gen 3.0 PCIe
    D-sub VGA(Mgmt Purpose)/Optional 2(Wide)+1(Narrow)
    Serial Interfaces
    1x Serial Port
    Audio & Microphone
    3x 3.5mm Audio Jack
    RAID Levels
    0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10 (0+1), 30, 50,60
    Any combination can exist at the same time
    Hot spares
    Multiple global or dedicated hot-spare drives with revertible option
    Max LUNs per system/array
    Supported OS (64-bit)
    Windows 10, Windows 2012R2, Windows 2016
    Graphical UI/SNMP via Ethernet, CLI/CLU via Ethernet or Graphics, OPAS Service via USB, IPMI, SDK or API for Integration
    Appliance Mode
    Surveillance Optimization @ Arrays in Normal and Degrade
    Event Notification
    Email, SNMP, Buzzer, LEDs
    AC Input
    100 ~ 240 VAC, 60 ~ 50Hz
    Current (Maximum)
    8-4A ( 550W )
    Power Supply
    Redundant 550W for each power
    System Controller
    Replaceable FRU design
    Operating Temperature
    5° ~ 40°C (-40° ~ 60°C non-operational)
    131 x 503 x 447 mm (5.1 x 19.8 x 17.6 in)
    System W/O HDD: 17.656 kg
    System W/ HDD: 28.699 kg
    Safety and EMI Certification
    CE, FCC, VCCI, RCM, BSMI, KC, (Class A), CB, cTUVus3
    3 year limited warranty
    Optional Accessories
    Sliding Rail, 4/8/16/32/64GB DDR4 Memory
    1 The ideal camera range were the test output with fully populated enclosure and 8GB memory under 1080P Resolution, 30FPS, H.264 and 5Mbps Bitrate
    2256GB@RDIMM, 512GB @LRDIMM
    3cTUVus label marking is tested according to UL 62368-1
  • Resources


    Promise Technology at Security Essen 2018: New Storage Appliances Designed Specifically for Video Surveillance

    September 24, 2018

    Promise Technology Inc., a leading storage solutions provider for security surveillance applications, at Security Essen 2018 will debut the Vess A3120 and Vess A6000 Series appliances, just two of the wide range of the company innovative video surveillance storage solutions that attendees can see first-hand. Promise’s cutting-edge solutions enable users to overcome challenges such as managing fast-growing video data stores, performance bottleneck and the complexity of project planning. Plus, represent to the meanful collaboration with Milestone, Promise Technology will debut the first storage appliance specific to video recording.

    Promise Technology at ISC West: New NVR Storage Appliances Engineered for IP Video Surveillance

    April 12, 2018

    Promise Technology Inc., a leading storage solutions provider for security surveillance applications, will showcase its latest innovations in video surveillance server and storage technologies at ISC West in Las Vegas. Promise will provide demonstrations of its new network video recorder (NVR) storage appliances, and a cloud-based solution optimized for video surveillance workloads.


Event Calendar


Egypt International Exhibition Center, Cairo, Egypt

Security Essen

Essen, German (Norbertstraße 2, 45131 Essen)

SQX Solution Day Q2 2018

Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Expo Seguridad Mexico

Avenida del Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo, 11200, Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX (Centro CitiBanamex)
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